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What to Expect on Election Day


Getting Ready

Check if you're registered to vote, and that all of your information is correct. Need to change something? You must do so no later than 15 days before the election.

Visit the polling place locator to find where you will go to vote, and get directions to your polling place.

PLEASE NOTE:  Polling place locations are currently being updated for the November 2020 election and may not be accurate at this time. We encourage you to come back to this page. Voters will also be receiving postcards to confirm their polling place prior to the November 3 election.

View the sample ballots for your voting precinct. 

PLEASE NOTE: Ballots have not yet been certified by the state and, as such, are not yet available for the November 3 election. We encourage you to come back to this page at a later date.

Polling Places

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Anyone in line at 8:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

A few things to note:

COVID-19 Mitigation Measures will be in place on Election Day. Voters are asked to wear a face covering, observe physical distancing and to be cognizant of others around you.

First-time voters - including individuals are are voting for the first-time at the polling place, will be asked to show an approved form of identification.

Approved forms of photo ID

Remember,the ID must be valid and not expired.

PA driver's license or ID card issued by PennDOT

ID issued by any other Commonwealth agency

ID issued by the U.S. Government

U.S. Passport

U.S. Armed Forces ID

Student ID

Employee ID

Approved forms of non-photo ID

The ID must include the name and address of the elector.

Voter's identification card issued by the voter registration commission

Non-photo ID issued by the Commonwealth

Non-photo ID issued by the U.S. Government

Firearm permit

Current utility bill

Current bank statement

Current paycheck

Government check

 

Mail-in and Absentee Ballots 

Mail-in and absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted. 

You may NOT drop off a voted ballot at the polling place.

Mail-in and absentee ballots can be dropped off at the Elections Office. The election office is planning to have drop off boxes:

Ballot Dropbox Locations - Coming Soon  

 

Any other proposals for drop boxes will need to meet the requirements of the state law and ensure chain of custody of the ballot. Those options would be presented to the Board of Elections for consideration and would make announcements publicly and promote them through all communications channels.

If you applied for a mail-in or absentee ballot, but would now like to vote in-person, you have two options:

1. Take your ballot, declaration envelope and all other materials received to your polling place. Let the poll workers know that you want to spoil your ballot so that you can vote in-person. You will need to turn over the ballot and materials to the poll workers who will note them as spoiled and place them in an envelope to be returned to Elections. Once done, you will sign in and be processed the same as any other voter. 

2. If you did not receive your ballot or cannot find it, you can still go to your polling place, but will have to cast a provisional ballot. Once voted, you will return your ballot to the poll workers who will secure it in an envelope and note the reason that you were asked to cast a provisional ballot. Your vote will not be counted on election day but will instead be returned to Elections and reviewed as part of the Return Board process. Once the board verifies that you cast no other vote in this election, the ballot will be opened, counted and added to the overall vote count.

 



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